BELLINGHAM, WA—Sept. 20 through Sept. 29, 2013, is a very good time to be a craft beer lover in Bellingham, as it hosts the second annual Bellingham Beer Week (BBW). This 10-day celebration of craft beer is a time to salute the many fantastic breweries, beer bars and beer stores that serve the Bellingham area, and it’s also an opportunity for these establishments to return the nod to their loyal, beer-loving patrons.
A wide variety of daily events are planned for this year’s Bellingham Beer Week. To kick off the festivities, Boundary Bay Brewery, Chuckanut Brewery and Kulshan Brewery have joined forces to create a collaboration beer, which will be canned at the Kulshan Brewery in Bellingham on Friday, Sept. 20 as a public event. This and many other special-release beers will be highlighted throughout the week.
Boundary Bay Brewery, Chuckanut Brewery and Elizabeth Station will all have Oktoberfest celebrations.
There will be a slew of brewer nights and tap takeovers, featuring breweries such as Ninkasi, Yakima, North Fork, Firestone Walker, Sierra Nevada, Elysian, Laurelwood, Fremont, Machine House, Silver City, Schooner Exact and more.
The Pickford Film Center’s Limelight Cinema will be showing “Beer Hunter: The Movie,” a documentary about the late beer and whiskey writer, Michael Jackson.
Elizabeth Station will be putting on a variety of events, including an Aged Barleywine Night and two beer-and-food pairing dinners.
Kulshan Brewery will have a Beer Trivia Night and a Cornhole Competition, among other events.
Chuckanut Brewery and Village Books will host author John Holl, who will talk about his new book, “The Craft Beer Cookbook,” along with a book signing.
The Copper Hog will have many events, including the return of the “Barleywood Squares” live game show, a Lager Off Competition, and an IPA Challenge with a whopping 21 IPAs on tap.
McKay’s Taphouse & Pizzeria will have four different Brewer Nights.
North Corner Brewing Supply will host a free homebrew demonstration.
Additionally, there will be brewery tours, beer-and-cheese and beer-and-chocolate pairings, a Beer & Bike Tour and special happy hours.